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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite May 29, 2007
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This one made several years after Show Em the Road, also by Sid Davis about the Mobilgas Economy...

Well-behaved San Francisco teenagers compete in the Mobilgas "Safety Economy Run," driving their cars around the Bay Area under the supervision of experienced racing drivers. Go to Part I
Topics: Car culture: Youth, Hot rods, San Francisco: Scenics: Historical

This one made several years after Show Em the Road, also by Sid Davis about the Mobilgas Economy...

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favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Aug 19, 2016
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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is still up and running outside of Los Angeles. I found it interesting...

Construction of Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs, Riverside County, California. 07:00:28:06 AV Palm Springs, California golf course, mansions with swimming pools, lush greenery everywhere 07:00:46:17 LS Great golf course footage 07:01:00:00 MS Bob Hope signs autograph on golf course 07:01:13:18 LS Misc. Palm Springs hotels and motels (Holiday Inn, etc.) 07:02:22:15 LS/MS Palm Springs Aerial Tramway under construction: helicopter in mountains, mountaintop helicopter landing pad,...

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is still up and running outside of Los Angeles. I found it interesting...

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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite May 29, 2007
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This one made several years after Show Em the Road, also by Sid Davis about the Mobilgas Economy...

Well-behaved San Francisco teenagers compete in the Mobilgas "Safety Economy Run," driving their cars around the Bay Area under the supervision of experienced racing drivers. Go to Part II
Topics: Car culture: Youth, Hot rods, San Francisco: Scenics: Historical

This one made several years after Show Em the Road, also by Sid Davis about the Mobilgas Economy...

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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Sep 15, 2014
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This is a very well-edited and entertaining look into the early days of drag racing. The legacy of...

Made for hot rod fans; explains how to prepare and enter a car show; also serves as an ethnographic account of the "nomadic tribe of hotrodders".
Topics: Car culture: Youth, Car culture: Hot rods, California: History and culture

This is a very well-edited and entertaining look into the early days of drag racing. The legacy of...

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favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Sep 15, 2014
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This is a very well-edited and entertaining look into the early days of drag racing. The legacy of...

Made for hot rod fans; explains how to prepare and enter a car show; also serves as an ethnographic account of the "nomadic tribe of hotrodders".
Topics: Car culture: Youth, Car culture: Hot rods, California: History and culture

This is a very well-edited and entertaining look into the early days of drag racing. The legacy of...

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Jul 22, 2013
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An early religious film by Sid Davis.

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Feb 24, 2017
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Jun 30, 2016
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Jul 4, 2016
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Like its precursor Name Unknown (1951), Girls Beware is a trilogy of tragedies brought about by teenage girls' attempts at independent behavior. The first, a story of a young woman who accepts a babysitting job from a man whom she does not know, ends with a report that her body has been found on a lonely desert road. As Norma Neufner (the policewoman who narrates the film) says, "You can never find the right words to tell a mother her daughter has been murdered. Judy hadn't done anything...

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Mar 19, 2018
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Studies problems of drinking and driving, emphasizing the error of the statement that you must be drunk before your driving ability is materially impaired. Uses the story of a teenage couple who are involved in a serious accident on the way home from the beach. Eighteen year old Bill drinks some beer with his friends at the beach and hits a mother with her child crossing the street while driving afterwards. Although he has not drunk enough to be faced with a drunk driving charge, he must live...

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Feb 27, 2017
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Jul 24, 2017
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CASE HISTORY TEENAGE GIRL'S INTRODUCTION TO USE OF NARCOTICS & PERSONAL & SOCIAL PROBLEMS THAT RESULT. BEGINNING W/OCCASIONAL MARIJUANA CIGARETTE, SHE EXPERIMENTS W/HEROIN & ACQUIRES CRIMINAL RECORD IN EFFORT TO SECURE MONEY TO SATISFY DRUG CRAVINGS.

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Sep 8, 2015
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Why Take Chances? was a sequel to Sid Davis' very successful picture Live and Learn (1951), another safety film for children that used bluntly forceful simulated accidents to show the results of carelessness. Sid Davis — child actor, stand-in for John Wayne, mountain climber and movie producer — made more than 100 films about dangers that befall children and teenagers, including accidents, narcotics, sexual transgression and psychological stress. Danger always lurks in the placid Southern...

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Jan 28, 2016
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Feb 24, 2017
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Tells about a pedestrian accident victim who may have been legally right, but was almost killed - and remains wheelchair-bound.

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Feb 6, 2016
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Designed to impress children with need to be on guard against molesters, w/out arousing fear or curiosity. Dramatizes circumstances & places in which children may encounter "dangerous strangers". Says that uninformed, naive children are most frequently "taken in" by molesters tactics & emphasizes that forewarned children can avoid such persons. A policeman acts as narrator & is shown as child's friend.

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An early 1960s couple dreams about a trip to Paris. The woman thinks of the Eiffel Tower, while the man thinks of scantily clad chorus girls at the Moulin Rouge and other such nightclubs. They take a ride around Los Angeles and suburbs in their 1962 or 1963 Chevrolet Impala convertible.Excellent shots of Flying A service station, where helpful attendants discuss the "Free Trip to Paris" sweepstakes and pump gas, wash windshield. What follows this are superb scenes of Paris, including...

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Jun 10, 2014
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This informative film made for hot rod fans explains the process involved in preparing and entering a car show, but at times comes across as an ethnographic account of the "nomadic tribe of hotrodders".

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Feb 8, 2016
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The juvenile officer of a town explains the safety and economy competition to the police department, a two-day 663 mile route -- "starting in Lynwood and moving east to San Bernardino, then north, cutting through the mountains at Cajon Pass, to Barstow (US 91) for refueling, then out across the Joshua Tree desert to Las Vegas, Nevada. Up to the Hoover Dam, and then back home again." The ton mileage formula, used to make the competition fair, includes weighing the automobiles and...

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Dec 29, 2014
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Quirky social guidance film on the negative effects of gossip. (from PA-2323)
Topics: Social guidance, Teenagers, Children

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May 21, 2016
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This safety film warns against following too closely in traffic and the hazards of litterbugs, provides meanings attached to the shapes of traffic signs, covers the regulations regarding school crossings, curved roads, proper behavior of children while riding in cars (Social Guidance), left turns, approaching hills, and warns against the indiscriminate picking up of hitchhikers.

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Feb 12, 2012
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Southern California teenagers join the Mobilgas "Safety and Economy" competition, driving from the Los Angeles area to the Inland Empire, the desert, to Las Vegas, Nevada and Hoover Dam, then back home again. Producers and Directors: Sid Davis and Arthur L. Swerdloff.
Topics: Car culture: Youth, U.S.: West, California: Scenics

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Feb 21, 2017
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May 29, 2017
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ILLUSTRATES THAT ACCIDENTS THAT HAPPEN AT HOME at PLAY CAN BE AVOIDED BY TAKING TIME TO THINK. GREAT SIMULATED ACCIDENTS, SOME SICK. FILMED IN Los Angeles, Calif. and SANTA MONICA.

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May 23, 2016
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Marketing plan of Tidewater Oil Company and duPont for 1960. "Power is the key note of today's car. . .Power for when it is needed" vs. the threat of "power clog", which happens from cars idling instead of operating at full speed. DuPont's MS-3 prevents against "power clog" and as " a polyfunctional product, it0643 is primarily a metal suppressor, hence the designation MS". Explains the improvements being made in gasolines by conducting scientific...

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Feb 27, 2017
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Dec 2, 2017
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Sid's remake of The Terrible Truth is, in many ways, superior to it, if only because by the mid-sixties there were a lot more ways for kids to get themselves into trouble. This is a warning about the path of casual drug usage leading to "the point of no return" and the user being permanently lost to society. Jeanette is introduced to drugs through her new boyfriend and casually pops pills for the first time. However, she rapidly progresses into more extreme forms of drug usage,...

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Jul 2, 2011
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Early (and sensational) film on marijuana use as a route to heroin addiction.
Topics: Substance abuse: Drugs, Teenagers, California: Los Angeles

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Dec 9, 2015
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Points out how emotional problems caused a teen-ager to speed to his death.

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May 17, 2018
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A corruption of "The Nutcracker"; sync-sound with adult actors.

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Jun 9, 2014
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About well-behaved teenagers who compete in the Mobilgas Economy Run. Excellent teens dancing in San Francisco malt shop. This film, narrated by a teen-age girl, is an account of how she got her high school involved in the "Safety Economy Run" of the California AAA (supervised by Ray Burton in San Francisco). Because of one bully who skids the tires of his hot rod outside the school the neighbors have been complaining, the school had threatened to close the student parking lot, and...

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May 21, 2016
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Warnings of drinking and driving, speeding, approaching a stopped school bus, the dangers of signal jumping "usually jumping into trouble", driving too slowly, drowsiness, driving on street car tracks, getting stuck in sand or mud.

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Feb 8, 2016
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Tells the story of Andrew, a 13-year-old whose mother dies and leaves him with an indifferent step-father. Andrew, receiving only hostility from his classmates and step-father, begins to steal. An understanding counselor at school helps Andrew reform and readjust.

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Jan 29, 2017
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A warning to would-be slackers, The Dropout shows the loneliness and frustration that develop in Robert, who drops out of school and tries to find a job before he is qualified to compete in the highly competitive world of modern work. Told in Davis' inimitable voiceover style, this film retells the classic "downward spiral" tale. "More than ever before, competition is keen," says the narrator. "The work force is made up of skilled personnel." Attracted by the world...

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Oct 11, 2013
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Venereal disease among the young. A short version of Davis's feature film V.D. Excellent stock shots of early-1960s youth culture in Los Angeles. 02:00:16:03 VS of the building of MIDWAY HOSPITAL (modern round and orange building) Another building (hospital and clinic), Southern California street on foreground with palm trees and cars, policeman in front of a building 02:00:31:04 MCU of man in white lab coat, shelves of a laboratory with beakers and jars in foreground, the man is holding a...

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Jan 18, 2016
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Sid's remake of The Terrible Truth is, in many ways, superior to it, if only because by the mid-sixties there were a lot more ways for kids to get themselves into trouble. This is a warning about the path of casual drug usage leading to "the point of no return" and the user being permanently lost to society. Jeanette is introduced to drugs through her new boyfriend and casually pops pills for the first time. However, she rapidly progresses into more extreme forms of drug usage,...

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Jun 7, 2014
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00:21:11:04 Great title sequence shot of suburban house from across street, audio track energetic 1970s rock music builds up to Ford Mustang speeding into frame, frame freezes and title credit “Wild At The Wheel” appears. 00:21:26:11 CU disembodied hands turn over bloody body of blonde boy with bloody face; CU 1970s police office with side burns; two paramedics lift body of young man on stretcher on side of hill, flipped car in ditch below. 00:22:04:15 CU police officer with 1970s...

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Jun 5, 2014
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Children receive safety instructions from police officer at school. Police officer uses Roscoe the drumming bear to help children remember four safety rules. Four children experience situations where they call upon the golden rules to help them decide what to do. 00:31:53:16 CU little bear puppet with red bowtie dances and plays drum. 15:32:19:07 Sign on brick wall for Merlinda School in West Covina, California 15:32:25:07 VS children playing in school playground; boys and girls on monkey bars...

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Jul 12, 2017
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This informative film made for hot rod fans explains the process involved in preparing and entering a car show, but at times comes across as an ethnographic account of the "nomadic tribe of hotrodders".

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Apr 15, 2017
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Skeletal Entry

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May 23, 2016
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Shows how children meet and correctly cope with situations calling upon them to remember each of the safety rules they have been taught.

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Jun 4, 2005
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Southern California teenagers join the Mobilgas "Safety and Economy" competition, driving from the Los Angeles area to the Inland Empire, the desert, to Las Vegas, Nevada and Hoover Dam, then back home again. Producers and Directors: Sid Davis and Arthur L. Swerdloff.
Topics: Car culture: Youth, U.S.: West, California: Scenics

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Jul 24, 2017
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Points out that gossip reflects the lack of respect for words. Describes the harm which gossip can do.

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Jun 13, 2014
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"Dedicated to the Boys and Girls of School Safety Committees, whose service to their schools have resulted in the prevention of countless accidents, the saving of many lives, and in happier, safer school days for their fellow students." Clifford Adams, a new student at Franklin School, narrates his experience of encountering a safety monitor every time he turned around and perpetually discovering how improper his actions were on his first day of school. He goes to the safety committee...

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May 12, 2017
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[Educational Screen, Dec 1951] This film presents selected case studies of teenagers who were the victims of sex deviants and suggests ways in which such tragedies can be averted. Judge William B. McKesson, of the Juvenile Court in Los Angeles, appears in the film as narrator and relates the incidents in these cases which he has handled in his court. In studying the facts in each of the cases, Judge McKesson, addressing teenagers, says that the surprising thing is that smart young people can be...

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Mar 4, 2017
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Apr 20, 2018
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Nov 2, 2012
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Feb 6, 2016
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Shows how good equipment and proper riding techniques enhance the thrill and safety of skateboarding techniques. Demonstrates the use of elbow and knee pads, helmets and gloves and shows the ways to take a fall. Nice images of a girl and boy doing tricks and taking spills in a large Southern California parking lot.